Protesters on Both Sides of Donald Trump Debate Meet on DC Streets

Demonstrators on both sides of the Trump debate came out to support their camp.

As Trump doubles down on his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants that have reverberated on the campaign trail over the past week, the sidewalk outside the construction site of the Trump Hotel in the nation’s capital became yet another stage in the ongoing debate about the polarizing billionaire.

Dyce, along with some of his pro-Trump counterparts, were holding homemade signs with messages like “We Love Trump” and “Trump 2016.”

Meanwhile, pro-Trump protesters have gathered across the street from the site of the future Trump Hotel @ABCPolitics pic.twitter.com/0HtDwIDu5M

— Jill Ornitz (@Jill_Ornitz) July 9, 2015

But they were clearly outnumbered by a much larger contingent of Trump detractors who organized a protest meant to call Trump out on his comments about Mexicans. Some even urged a halt to construction of the $200 million hotel project.

“I imagine when I go back to school next semester, it’s going to be a dirty word to say Donald Trump’s name,” said another protester, Michael Wang, a student at American University.

"Hey hey/ho ho/@realDonaldTrump has got to go" #Trumpprotestdc pic.twitter.com/e3At1WpUoS

— Summer J. Fields (@summerjfields) July 9, 2015

Meanwhile, pro-Trump protesters have gathered across the street from the site of the future Trump Hotel @ABCPolitics pic.twitter.com/0HtDwIDu5M

But they were clearly outnumbered by a much larger contingent of Trump detractors who organized a protest meant to call Trump out on his comments about Mexicans. Some even urged a halt to construction of the $200 million hotel project.

“I imagine when I go back to school next semester, it’s going to be a dirty word to say Donald Trump’s name,” said another protester, Michael Wang, a student at American University.

"Hey hey/ho ho/@realDonaldTrump has got to go" #Trumpprotestdc pic.twitter.com/e3At1WpUoS

— Summer J. Fields (@summerjfields) July 9, 2015